A preview of the December 2, 2016,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

December 2 - 8, 2016

Dear Readers,

City employees were supposed to start contributing more to their retirement plan more than a year ago, but it turns out they never did, thanks to an oversight at city hall. Mary Schley reports.

One of the city's landmark theaters has gotten a major upgrade to its crumbling roof, and an energy update to boot. Mary Schley has that one, too.

Jimmy Panetta drew a high number in the lottery for office space on Capitol Hill, but will he be able to master all the complicated material he's supposed to study before he becomes our congressman? Kelly Nix has the story.

Law enforcement agencies throughout the Monterey Peninsula are about to switch to an encrypted communication system, but will the change endanger the public? Mary Schley has the details.

The district attorney is trying to figure out how to comply with the recently passed Prop. 57 without being forced to let a bunch of dangerous criminals out of prison. Police are warning local residents -- again -- not to fall for obvious internet scams. A homeless man has apparently set the Carmel record for being arrested over and over again. A former Community Hospital nurse is owed big bucks now that a jury decided the hospital didn't have a good enough reason to fire her. Steelhead trout are celebrating because the rainy winter we've had so far hasn't brought any landslides. A new production of the Nutcracker features some outstanding figures from Monterey Peninsula history. And my editorial says there's a simple way to end the heated debate over short term rentals: Let the people decide.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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